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When it comes to learning, EGA is all about options. EGA members can choose from array of courses for a variety of disciplines and skill levels. Whether you’re looking to learn with a group, take an individual correspondence course, or learn online, we’ve got you covered. Not a member yet? Join here.

Recently added: Online Class: Kimono Revisited with John WaddellGCC Encore: A Touch of Fall with Jane Ellen Balzuweit | Online Class: Goldwork Bracelet with Cynthia Jackson | Online Class: Geraniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood | ICC: Techniques for Canvas Embroidery with Diane Herrmann | GCC Encore: Ancestree with Carolyn Standing Webb | Online Class: Crème de la Crème Box with Kurdy Biggs | GCC Encore: Desert Strands with Becky Autry | GCC: Shimmering Dreams with Mona Hill

  • A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery with Barbara M. Kershaw
    Taught by Barbara M. Kershaw (view bio)

    ICC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Individual Correspondence Course A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery introduces the student to the beautiful style of whitework from Germany known as Schwalm Embroidery.

  • A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques with Celeste Chalasani
    Taught by Celeste Chalasani (view bio)

    ICC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Individual Correspondence Course A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in stumpwork.

  • Avondale with Carol Currier
    Taught by Carol Peao Currier (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Group Correspondence Course Avondale is an exploration of a summer garden using basic crewel embroidery stitches in interesting combinations.

  • Beginner’s Hardanger with Marion Scoular
    Taught by Marion Scoular (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread

    On our Group Correspondence Course Beginner's Hardanger students will learn the basic techniques of Hardanger with the option of stitching in a solid color or experimenting with Watercolours®.

  • Beginning Teneriffe Lace with Jonalene Gutwein
    Taught by Jonalene (view bio)

    GCC, Lace

    Our Group Correspondence Course Beginning Teneriffe Lace will give you the basics of the beautiful needlelace technique of Teneriffe.

  • Crazy Quilting with J. Marsha Michler
    Taught by J. Marsha Michler (view bio)

    ICC, Quilting

    Learn new skills in Victorian Crazy Quilting in this comprehensive Individual Correspondence Course that will bring you to a mastery level of this much-loved art and craft.

  • Design for Needlework with India Hayford
    Taught by India Hayford (view bio)

    ICC, Design

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Design for Needlework with India Hayford is for the technically adept embroiderer who wishes to create unique embroideries.

  • Embroidery with Mixed Media with Laura Smith
    Taught by Laura Smith (view bio)

    GCC, Mixed Media and 3D

    Study the amazing possibilities of four cool “new” mixed media materials on our Group Correspondence Course Embroidery with Mixed Media.

  • Enchanted Summer with Linda Wyszynski
    Taught by Linda Wyszynski (view bio)

    GCC, Mixed Media and 3D

    Our Group Correspondence Course Enchanted Summer is a mixed technique embroidery design utilizing a broad spectrum of supplies.

  • English Smocking with Kim Sanders
    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)

    ICC, Smocking

    On this Individual Correspondence Course, students will learn common smocking and accent stitches and master correct tension as they work a series of samplers.

  • English Summer with Cheryl Sharp
    Taught by Cheryl Sharp (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    On our Group Correspondence Course English Summer with teacher Cheryl Sharp you will learn how to prepare the fabric, transfer designs, and set up an embroidery on stretcher bars among other things.

  • Fallen Leaves Sampler with Kim Sanders
    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Group Correspondence Course Fallen Leaves Sampler teaches laid and filling stitches, continuing a rich tradition of wool embroidery that dates back to the Bayeux Tapestry.

  • Finishing with Flair with Marion Scoular
    Taught by Marion Scoular (view bio)

    GCC, Finishing

    Finishing with Flair is a notebook Group Correspondence Course covering three useful techniques for finishing needlework and instructions for lacing needlework for framing.

  • Frenzy of Fringes with Jeanette Carmichael
    Taught by Jeanette Carmichael (view bio)

    GCC, Beading

    On our Group Correspondence Course Frenzy of Fringes you will create this  unique sampler with 23 distinct beaded fringes.

  • GCC Encore: A Touch of Fall
    Taught by Jane Ellen Balzuweit (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread, GCC Encore

    A Touch of Fall is created using a 17th century white work technique, Dresden Lace, a combination of pulled thread and surface embroidery.

  • GCC Encore: Ancestree with Carolyn Standing Webb
    Taught by Carolyn Standing Webb (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread, GCC Encore

    On our Group Correspondence Course Ancestree with teacher Carolyn Standing Webb you will work on a tree of life design that will feature five generations of your family.

  • GCC Encore: Cosmos with Kim Sanders
    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery, GCC Encore

    Our Group Correspondence Course Cosmos with Kim Sanders introduces students to needle painting, one of the most realistic forms of surface embroidery.

  • GCC Encore: Desert Strands with Becky Autry
    Taught by Becky Autry (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread, GCC Encore

    Our Group Correspondence Course Desert Strands with teacher Becky Autry combines 18 different stitches with blocks of Russian drawn thread.

  • GCC Encore: Fandango with Barbara Kershaw
    Taught by Barbara M. Kershaw (view bio)

    GCC, GCC Encore

    Join teacher Barbara Kershaw in Fandango, a Group Correspondence Course focused on Punto Antico, one of many beautiful styles of Italian whitework embroidery.

  • GCC Encore: Jacobean Fantasy with Kay Stanis
    Taught by Kay Stanis (view bio)

    GCC, GCC Encore, Silk and Metal

    Giving new interpretation to designs of the seventeenth century and blending them with the silk and metal of the twenty-first, on our Group Correspondence Course Jacobean Fantasy, we will create an exquisite floral design on silk fabric with detached sheer fabric.

  • GCC Encore: Mythical Myrtle with Barbara Kershaw
    Taught by Barbara M. Kershaw (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery, Counted Thread, GCC Encore

    Explore the magnificent stitches of Casalguidi embroidery in our Group Correspondence Course Mythical Myrtle with teacher Barbara Kershaw.

  • GCC Encore: The Princess and the Pea with Marion Scoular
    Taught by Marion Scoular (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread, GCC Encore

    Teacher Marion Scoular's interpretation of the beloved fairy tale includes pattern darning, Blackwork, Hardanger (no cutting!) and a small amount of surface stitchery, all explicitly covered in a 26-page, well-illustrated booklet.

  • How Does Your Garden Grow? with Carol Currier
    Taught by Carol Peao Currier (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Group Correspondence Course How Does Your Garden Grow? is a study of basic crewel stitches and techniques. The design is worked on crewel linen or linen twill in your choice of color.

  • Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
    Taught by Kay Stanis (view bio)

    ICC, Silk and Metal

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery is an in-depth study of the techniques of metal thread embroidery that will introduce the student to the shimmer of real gold and silver on fabric.

  • Jacobean Crewel Embroidery with Carol Currier
    Taught by Carol Peao Currier (view bio)

    ICC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Jacobean Crewel Embroidery presents an example of a design typical of the Jacobean period, using motifs from historical sources.

  • Keeping in Shape with Gwen Nelson
    Taught by Gwen Nelson (view bio)

    GCC, Beading

    On our Group Correspondence Course Keeping in Shape, the student uses various techniques such as circular and flat peyote to make a necklace with 13 three-dimensional beaded pieces.

  • On our Group Correspondence Course Maharajah’s Elephant you will learn the technique of canvas appliqué and explore tent, rice, eyelet, swirl, mosaic, satin stitches, among others.

  • Mark and Paint on Canvas and Fabric with Laura Smith
    Taught by Laura Smith (view bio)

    GCC, Mixed Media and 3D

    On our Group Correspondence Course Mark and Paint on Canvas and Fabric, you will mark and paint one design onto needlepoint canvas and one onto silk fabric.

  • More Than a Rose with Melinda Sherbring
    Taught by Melinda Sherbring (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Group Correspondence Course More Than a Rose is a small piece designed to introduce students to some stitches and raised work techniques used on English sweet bags ca. 1600.

  • My Favorite Bracelet with Jeanette Carmichael
    Taught by Jeanette Carmichael (view bio)

    GCC, Beading

    On our Group Correspondence Course My Favorite Bracelet you will create a classic bracelet with pearl, silver, and crystal beads, at home with both casual and formal wear.

  • Noel with Barbara Kershaw
    Taught by Barbara M. Kershaw (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    Noel uses basic surface stitches including coral knots, chain stitch, fishbone stitch, and blanket stitch to continue your exploration of Schwalm Embroidery

  • Online Class: Ahwahnee with Lorene Salt
    Taught by Lorene Salt (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class Ahwahnee is teacher Lorene Salt's interpretation of the stained-glass windows found in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Registration: July 1 - 29 Class Schedule: September 2 - November 18 (New lessons posted every other week.

  • Online Class: Basket of Gold with Carolyn Standing Webb
    Taught by Carolyn Standing Webb (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    On Basket of Gold, you will stitch nine different blackwork patterns with gold and three sizes of black silk thread.

  • Online Class: Beginning Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery with Judy Caruso
    Taught by Judy Borreson Caruso (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online course Beginning Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery features the creation of a Stitch Sampler using many beginner-level dimensional stitches, including Bullion and Cast-on Stitches. Registration ends: September 30, 2020

  • Online Class: Bejeweled Heart with Carol Lynn Stratton
    Taught by Carol Lynn Stratton (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Explore the basics of Blackwork embroidery with teacher Carol Lynn Stratton.

  • Online Course, Short-term, Closed Registration

    On Color and Design Refresher with teacher Dolores Andrew students will explore aspects of both color and design from several different angles.

  • Online Class: Crème de la Crème Box with Kurdy Biggs
    Taught by Kurdy Biggs (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    On Crème de la Crème Box with Kurdy Biggs you will work on an elegant design where you will explore a variety of stitches including Walneto, padded Mistake, Crescents and Sheaf. Registration: September 2-30, 2020 | Class schedule:  November 4- December 9 (New lesson posted weekly)

  • Learn some of the basic principles of design as well as pitfalls to avoid, so that your ideas reflect a thoughtful and unified composition.

  • Online Class: Dorset Button Needle Minder with Pat Olski
    Taught by Pat Olski (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class the Dorset Button Needle Minder is a lovely and practical linen needle and thread holder that is an enjoyable and accessible project for stitchers of all levels. Class schedule: August  5-19

  • Online Class: Embroidered Quilt Block with J. Marsha Michler
    Taught by J. Marsha Michler (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class Embroidered Quilt Block with teacher J. Marsha Michler covers patching and embroidering an 8-inch square quilt block and is intended as an introduction to the technique of using embroidery in quilt-making. Registration: June 3- July 1, 2020 | Class starts: August 26, 2020

  • Online Course, Closed Registration

      Registration for this course is closed. Fingertip Gloves is a study in dimensional wool appliqué, embroidery embellishment and glove construction. These fun fingertip gloves keep your hands warm while you still have the capability of using your fingertips for cell phones and tablets. The gloves are a smooth fit and feature a Velcro closed […]

  • Online Class: Geraniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood
    Taught by Merrilyn Heazlewood (view bio)

    Online Course, Open Registration

    Our online class Geraniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood focuses on stitching bright, cheerful geraniums and it's a great option to use up some of your stash of threads! Registration: Oct. 7 - Nov. 4 | Class schedule: February 3-March 3, 2021

  • Learn the ins and outs of creating Fuchsia flowers, buds and leaves using 13mm silk ribbon with renown silk ribbon teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood. A video of Merrilyn creating silk ribbon Fuchsias is provided.

  • Online Class: Goldwork Bracelet with Cynthia Jackson
    Taught by Cynthia Jackson (view bio)

    Online Course, Coming soon

    In Goldwork Bracelet with teacher Cynthia Jackson you will create a lovely band bracelet from beginning to end. Registration: Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 2020 | Class schedule: Feb. 3 - Mar. 10, 2021. (New lesson posted weekly)

  • Online Class: Hidden Trellises with Merrilyn Heazlewood
    Taught by Merrilyn Heazlewood (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Stitch a marvelous garden trellis in Hidden Trellises, a new online class with needlework teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood. Registration ends: September 30, 2020

  • Online Class: Kimono Revisited with John Waddell
    Taught by John Waddell (view bio)

    Online Course, Coming soon

    The kimono framework on Kimono Revisited with teacher John Waddell is a great place to learn new stitches and ideas as it is a project with multiple areas of learning. Registration: Dec 2, 2020 - Jan 6, 2021 Class schedule: Monthly lessons March 3, 2021 - January 5, 2022  

  • Online Class: Mexican Tile with Margaret Bendig
    Taught by Margaret Bendig (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online course Mexican Tile was inspired by the colors in Talavera Tile found in Mexico, and can be worked in one of the suggested colorways, or with whatever you have at home.

  • Online Class: Passionate Pineapple with Sandie Cormaci-Boles
    Taught by Sandi Cormaci-Boles (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class Passionate Pineapple with teacher Sandie Cormaci-Boles is filled with pulled thread techniques and tips along with some Colonial history.

  • Online Course, Closed Registration

    Pathways is an elegant study in Metal Thread embroidery created by Margaret Kinsey. In this class you will create pathways that are bordered with flowers and seed-like effects by using soft wire purls, pearl purl and spangles to complete this wonderful piece.

  • Online Course, Short-term, Closed Registration

    On Strut Your Stuff you will learn everything you need to to enter exhibitions, juried events or competitions with your embroidered works of art.

  • Online Course, Closed Registration

    Cross Stitch - - - you’re good at it. You love it. But you’re ready for the next step, that little “stretch” that will enable you to create even more beautiful projects. Have we got a class for you!

  • Online Class: The Stitcher’s Touch with Dawn Donnelly
    Taught by Dawn Donnelly (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our upcoming online course The Stitcher’s Touch with teacher Dawn Donnelly is all about experiencing different and new threads, and stitches while working on a sampler of sorts. Registration: August 5-September 2 | Class schedule: October 28 - January 6 (New lesson posted every 2 weeks)

  • Online Class: Vintage Log Cabin with Terry Dryden
    Taught by Terry Dryden (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class Vintage Log Cabin introduces the stitcher to the idea of interpreting a quilt design with needlework stitches to produce the vintage look of the original quilts.

  • Papillon is an introductory Group Correspondence Course on filet embroidery. In this 5-lesson course participants will learn briefly about the history of filet work.

  • Perfectly Counted Crosses with Carolyn Standing Webb
    Taught by Carolyn Standing Webb (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread

    On our Group Correspondence Course Perfectly Counted Crosses you will learn how to create a sampler that will dazzle those who see it with perfectly executed crossed stitches.

  • Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory with Carole Rinard
    Taught by Carole Rinard (view bio)

    ICC, Color Theory

    From color wheels to how to use color in your own work, our Individual Correspondence Course, Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory is a comprehensive study of color.

  • Roses with Carol Algie Higginbotham
    Taught by Carol Algie Higginbotham (view bio)

    GCC, Counted Thread

    On our Group Correspondence Course Roses you will learn a method of working blackwork using a floral motif similar to historic pieces from a period when blackwork was a dominant technique.

  • In our Group Correspondence Course Shimmering a Dreams with Mona Hill, ever-larger sparkling squares rotate around a shiny central medallion to finish in a star silhouette.

  • Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
    Taught by Kay Stanis (view bio)

    ICC, Silk and Metal

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery is an in-depth study of the various techniques of silk and metal thread embroidery.

  • Snowflake Ball with Denise Harrington Pratt
    Taught by Denise Harrington Pratt (view bio)

    GCC, Canvas

    The Snowflake Ball with Denise Harrington Pratt is a three-dimensional, beaded needlework ball. You don’t have to understand geometry to stitch this fun piece.

  • Spring Splendor with Kay Stanis
    Taught by Kay Stanis (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    On Spring Splendor you will learn couching, filling with purls, blending long and short over padding and how to transfer your patterns and twist flat silk.

  • Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball with Denise Harrington Pratt
    Taught by Denise Harrington Pratt (view bio)

    GCC, Canvas

    Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball offers the opportunity to discover the joy of taking counted thread embroidery into three dimensions by creating a “puzzle ball.”

  • Sweet Bag Sewed of Silver and Gold with Melinda Sherbring
    Taught by Melinda Sherbring (view bio)

    GCC, Surface Embroidery

    Stitch an embroidered bag like the ones that were in style in England from the mid-1500s to the mid-1600s on Sweet Bag Sewed of Silver and Gold.

  • Taming the Stash Monster with Laura Smith
    Taught by Laura Smith (view bio)

    GCC, Mixed Media and 3D

    Get your stash under control with our course Taming the Stash Monster: Clearing your stash, purchasing strategies, archival storage, inventory and more.

  • Techniques for Canvas Embroidery with Diane Herrmann
    Taught by Diane Herrmann (view bio)

    ICC, Canvas

    Our Techniques for Canvas Embroidery Individual Correspondence Course is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in canvas embroidery.

  • Thank Goodness It’s Finished with Kim Sanders
    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)

    GCC, Finishing

    Our Group Correspondence Course Thank Goodness It’s Finished teaches a variety of skills needed to assemble embroideries into their final form.

  • The Art of Teaching Embroidery with Kay Stanis and Carole Lake
    Taught by Kay Stanis & Carole Lake (view bio)

    ICC, Teaching

    Are you interested in becoming a better teacher? Do you have questions about developing classes, text, kits, or visual aids? Or do you have questions about the practical aspects of teaching, finances, contracts, time management or proposals? Then our Individual Correspondence Course The Art of Teaching Embroidery is for you.

  • Undulations II with Gail Stafford
    Taught by Gail Stafford (view bio)

    GCC, Canvas

    Our Group Correspondence Course Undulations II is a geometric design that mixes Bargello with diagonal stitches, box stitches, cross stitches and tied stitches.

  • GCC, Surface Embroidery

    White Iris is stitched using white or cream Pearl Cotton on matching 32-count Belfast linen. The mat for behind and around the piece adds a punch of color.

  • White On White Crazy Quilted Wallpiece with J. Marsha Michler
    Taught by J. Marsha Michler (view bio)

    GCC, Mixed Media and 3D, Crazy Quilting

    White On White Crazy Quilted Wallpiece is an introduction to crazy quilting that presents this artful form of quilting with a small project.